Tuesday December 6 promises to be an emotional evening for Welsh star Callum Scott Howells as he takes to the stage with Treorchy Male Voice Choir in a concert to raise funds for Tŷ Hafan children’s hospice.
Callum, currently starring in Cabaret in London’s West End, will be performing for one night only at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, in ‘Christmas with Treorchy Male Voice Choir and Callum Scott Howells’.
Hosted by actor and writer Steve Speirs, the concert will be the first time Callum, 23, has performed with Treorchy Male Voice Choir since the death of his beloved grandfather Bryn Howells, who was a stalwart of the world-famous choir.
“I feel very excited and emotional to be finally reuniting with Treorchy Male Voice Choir for this special concert in December,” said Callum, from Tonyrefail.
“My grandfather, Bryn Howells, was a life member of the choir and also my best friend.
“So to be performing with the choir and under the baton of my good friend Stewart Roberts, it is something that truly means the world to me. I can’t wait to share this night with our audience and my family.”
Stewart Roberts, Musical Director of Treorchy Male Voice Choir, said: “Callum’s grandfather Bryn was a member of our choir for over 50 years until he passed away during the covid lockdown.
“Our concert for Tŷ Hafan will be the first time that Callum has sung with us without Bryn being with us too so it is bound to be an emotional evening for us all.
“We are extremely excited to be doing this event for Tŷ Hafan. Our Christmas concert for Tŷ Hafan last year in Llandaff Cathedral was a really big deal for us. There were quite a few nerves on the night as we had not sung in public for a long time due to Covid and lockdowns. But what a return, it was! We sold out Llandaff Cathedral, it was a brilliant night and it really did launch our return to concerts.
“There is a long-standing association between Treorchy Male Voice Choir and Tŷ Hafan and we are always very proud to do what we can to help such a wonderful charity.
“What with everything going on now it’s more important than ever to support Tŷ Hafan.
“This concert is going to be the pinnacle of our autumn 2022 concert season and we will be finishing our year in in St David’s Hall for Tŷ Hafan children’s hospice and with Callum. This is the one we are all building up to.
“It’s going to be a real spectacle and I know the audience will absolutely love it!”
Jenna Lewis, Director of Income for Tŷ Hafan, says: “It costs more than £5.2 million a year to provide our care and support services for children with life-shortening conditions and their families in Wales and with the ongoing cost of living crisis these costs are going up.
“So we are incredibly grateful to Callum, Stewart and all at Treorchy Male Voice Choir, and Steve Speirs, for what they are all doing for Tŷ Hafan. We are so excited about this event and we hope that as many people as possible will join us on Tuesday December 6 at St David’s Hall in Cardiff for what promises to be a very special evening indeed.”